wcsnrtombs


SYNOPSIS
       #include <wchar.h>

       size_t wcsnrtombs(char *dest, const wchar_t **src, size_t nwc,
                         size_t len, mbstate_t *ps);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       wcsnrtombs():
           Since glibc 2.10:
               _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
           Before glibc 2.10:
               _GNU_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The  wcsnrtombs()  function  is  like the wcsrtombs(3) function, except
       that the number of wide characters to be converted, starting  at  *src,
       is limited to nwc.

       If  dest  is  not a NULL pointer, the wcsnrtombs() function converts at
       most nwc wide characters from  the  wide-character  string  *src  to  a
       multibyte  string  starting  at dest.  At most len bytes are written to
       dest.  The shift state *ps is updated.  The conversion  is  effectively
       performed  by  repeatedly  calling  wcrtomb(dest, *src, ps), as long as
       this call succeeds, and then incrementing dest by the number  of  bytes
       written and *src by one.  The conversion can stop for three reasons:

       1. A wide character has been encountered that can not be represented as
       a multibyte sequence (according to the current locale).  In  this  case
       *src  is  left  pointing  to the invalid wide character, (size_t) -1 is
       returned, and errno is set to EILSEQ.

       2. nwc wide characters have been converted without encountering a  null
       wide  character  (L'\0'),  or  the length limit forces a stop.  In this
       case *src is left pointing to the next wide character to be  converted,
       and the number of bytes written to dest is returned.

       3.  The  wide-character string has been completely converted, including
       the terminating null wide character  (which  has  the  side  effect  of
       bringing  back  *ps to the initial state).  In this case *src is set to
       NULL, and the number of bytes written to dest, excluding the  terminat-
       ing null, is returned.

       If  dest is NULL, len is ignored, and the conversion proceeds as above,
       except that the converted bytes are not written out to memory, and that
       no destination length limit exists.

       In both of the above cases, if ps is a NULL pointer, a static anonymous
       state only known to the wcsnrtombs function is used instead.

       The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least len bytes at
       dest.


       Passing NULL as ps is not multithread safe.

SEE ALSO
       iconv(3), wcsrtombs(3)

COLOPHON
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